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. the cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. friends are remembering 14-year-old marcus johnson, one of two people killed at the marysville raceway park. his own 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson, was the driver whose car went out of control. cornell, people are familiar with the young driver? >> yes, absolutely. kauai a racing legacy here in northern california. in fact, we are here at the petaluma speedway where the johnson family spent many weekend racing their winged sprint cars. the family now is in mourning over a terrible weekend racing tragedy. the johnson family's muffler shot is a growing memorial to the 14-year-old marcus johnson. he was one of two people killed on saturday by an out of the control race car at a speed p way north of sacramento. the was war driven by husband own cousin who attended petaluma high school. the two were as close as brothers and an investigation into the crash is now underway but the boy's grandfather says that the steering wheel on the car may have come loose. >> it clipped. we have not analyzed the car yet. it has been impounded by the sheriff
business.with candles, flowers.and stuffed animals. and messages to the victim.14 year old marcus johnson.here's one sign that says our sunshine.and shows a picture of marcus.who is standing on the left.with other family members.including his nine year old brother. here's a message in chalk has his racing number.18.and says you will be forever in our hearts. another message to his cousin who was driving the car that killed marcus.chase johnson.which says we love you chase, stay strong. i spoke to the grandparents of both boys.who you see here in this photo.marcus on the left, and chase on the right.they were too overwhelmed to go on camera.the grandfather says that the acciddent was caused when the steering wheel came off of chase's race car.causing his to go the wrong way.he hit some tires put up as a barricade.and the car when up and over.hitting marcus who had just gotten up from his seat and was walking away.a 68 year old grass valley man was also killed. the family says chase feels terrible about the accident. the boys were very close.more like brothers than cousins.both boys loved t
peopl people. 14-year-old marcus johnson died after his 17-year-old cousin chase drove into the crowd on saturday. marcus friends tell abc 7 news he loved racing as well and they say he was well liked. those who know the january son family say they are very close. >> it will be very difficult for them to to peculiar up the pieces and move on. they will because they are strong people but it will be hard. >> never mean. never rude. always said nice things. talked basketball a lot. we also would talk about basketball shoes. he loved shoes a lot. >>reporter: nice kid everybody says. 68-year-old dale wonder jam of grass valley also died in this accident. crash investigators now focusing on possible faulty steering wheel. >> new at 11:00. fremont police lacking for brazen thief who stole 25,000 dollars worth of copper wire. taken from pg&e storage yard on boyce road early sunday. police say man took forklift from nearby construction site then drove through the storage yard fencing. he loaded up the fork wlivt a 5600 pound spool of copper wire. dropped it open to his pickup truck
and heart break tonight after teenager race car driver crashed killing 2 peopl people. 14-year-old marcus johnson died after his 17-year-old cousin chase drove into the crowd on saturday. marcus friends tell abc 7 news he loved racing as well and they say he was well liked. those who know the january son family say they are very close. >> it will be very difficult for them to to peculiar up the pieces and move on. they will because they are strong people but it will be hard. >> never mean. never rude. always said nice things. talked basketball a lot. we also would talk about basketball shoes. he loved shoes a lot. >>reporter: nice kid everybody says. 68-year-old dale wonder jam of grass valley also died in this accident. crash investigators now focusing on possible faulty steering wheel. >> new at 11:00. fremont police lacking for brazen thief who stole 25,000 dollars worth of copper wire. taken from pg&e storage yard on boyce road early sunday. police say man took forklift from nearby construction site then drove through the storage yard fencing. he loaded up the fork wlivt a
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
the winged sprint cars on circuits across northern california. the middle school where marcus attends is now in mourning. kids, there, are out on spring break but grief counselors are on hand when the students return next week. live in petaluma for abc7 news. >> in vallejo police are investigating a fatal shooting. officers found a man shot to death last night after someone called 9-1-1 to report gunfire in a home. officers found the men dead inside a garage. they say he was an older man but have not released his name. no arrest or a mettive. the police are vetting an early morning stabbing at a bar at a sports bar and grill about 2:00 a.m. as the bar was closing. investigators think two men were hurt after a fight break out between two large groups. both men were taken to the hospital. no word on the extent of their injuries. right now, the police are reviewing surveillance video hoping it will lead them to the attacker. >> former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty this afternoon to charges connected to misusing taxpayer money. the prosecution says that he used public money
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
to this alleged alibi from demarcus elkins, the older suspect, now his aunt was saying that he was with her that night, that it's impossible that they got the wrong guy. yesterday after the press conference i asked the police that specific question how do you know you guys got the right individuals? as you mentioned the suspects were arrested with the help of the mother's description, they also said they cross-referenced with area school's attendance records to see who was missing that day but listen to what demarch kiss elkins' mother told our local affiliate last night. >> i am devastated. i'm sad because they got the wrong person. i hate what happened to that baby because no baby deserved to go through that but at the same time they're taking someone to jail that is innocent. i'm 100% de'marquis elkins was not there. >> reporter: officers say family members don't want to believe someone could do this. they have not gone in front of the court but new information to cnn they have officially been charged. >> let me ask you about what the town is doing about this. it must be tearing people u
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